Sit down little children and let me tell you the story of Little Red Ridding Hoods Grand farther, the Troll. Who fought in a great war, married a Forest Spirit, and birthed a Architect...This is all a Paper Tail?
This is the game, Paper Tales. Which is played out over many generations...Not of your life, but of a fairy tale kingdom that you create. You'll be drafting characters and creature and placing them into your make believe realm.
Each has a job to do, collecting resources, defending your realm or some other using some magical power. They will help you build up a town, which also grants you powers but demands high land taxes (bloody politics.)
The sad news is, nothing last forever. As at the end of each round your noble citizens will grow older and shuffle off their mortal coil. Leaving a hole in your life and kingdom, to be refilled by another.
This game has a lot of similarity's to a 7 Wonders, but is quicker playing and although abstract, has a real feeling of building something. This small card game has an epic-ness that will make you forget that fairy tales are not real as you are quickly absorbed into this other world.
The game may not look like much due to the low production costs, but it sure packs a punch. If you were, like me, not a fan of the multi award winning Bauza game. You may find this more pleasing as I do.
Now that my story has finished, I need to pack my bags and get ready to move into another magical kingdom...Essen.
Yes, next week is the biggest game show, this side of the globe. And I will be there. So expect a pause from me as I play my days away there. Maybe you too! If I don't catch you there, I will catch you on the other side, in a Double-Back Monthly.
Ciao for now =)
Paper Tales - How To Play/Review
Hello Chaps and Chapettes,
It won't be long until that time when hundreds of thousands of gamers will be flocking to Germany. All to play games, check out whats new and to play games...(did I already say that?)
I will be one of them. But I am not going to be there to play. I am going for the beer. And the social mingling. But mainly to work. I am going to be demoing the next exciting game from Fréderic Henry...BATMAN
I signed myself up with Monolith, to check out how this game will be bigger and better than there last game and because I am a fan (of Fred too.) That will be in Hall 6 B-116. So if your into "The Bat" and you want to see the investment of hard work (as well as me, slaving away) come along and check it out.
Another game that you may want to check out at Essen, as it will be making it's debut there, is Dragon Castle from Horrible Games. I have had the privilege to play a review copy of the game and record, for you, a "How To Play" video.
It is an interesting take on an excising game, Mahjong. And adds a scoring mechanism from the castles you construct by removing tiles from an existing castle. With a different special power and bonus scoring for each game you play. A very Zen game that keeps you on your toes as you try to score the most points while stopping the other from getting the most points.
This is one that I would recommend for those who like abstract games that not only quick to play, but look great on the table. It will be in Hall 3 Q-106.
I will try and pump out a few videos before I depart. If not, I will have lots to talk about when I get back.
Until then, play nicely =)
Hello Chaps and Chapettes,
I am sooooo sorry that I haven't been working as hard as I should have. Or maybe I HAVE been working hard...It's really hard to tell!
I have been absorbing many of my working and waking hours into playing "The 7th Continent." Now technically, it's work. But it's also play. I have poured another 20 hour or more, since my first review, into this well crafted universe. And I still can't unveil the wonderful secrets it has.
Because I can't beat it!
But I have made a second video review, manly of me blabbering and drawling with the love I have for the game. This time though, about how the game feels with another player. And with all the expansions locked in. (Although I haven't played one of the expansions (possible 3rd review) I will be trying them.)
With the Kickstarter nearing an end, this may be the last chance to get hold of a copy of the game. I am addicted. And I am telling you to GET THIS GAME????
a) "choose your own adventure" books,
b) sandbox computer games,
c) spending 100's hours playing ONE game
d) playing alone or co-op
e) spending stupid amounts of money
f) dying, loosing everything and having to reset to zero
Now I need to stop spitting this game in your face and move on with my life, because I'm sure that you are not subscribed the to 7th Continent Network..."This is Board Games Everybody Should..."
Does this game need an introduction?
Yes, it's the game everybody is talking about. It's the game that I can stop playing. And It's the game that I did the music for.
Why is it so good?
What is it about?
Where can you get a copy of it?
Watch the video or click the link ...Nuf said